Speak any language on Tandem - the app that gets you talking in foreign languages with language exchange partners all over the world, totally for free.

**The no.1 app for video language exchange, best education app 2015**

Billions of people worldwide are learning a foreign language. But getting the chance to speak is a challenge when you’re learning German in Georgia, or Portuguese in Peru, or even Swedish in Siberia.

What if there was a way to befriend a native speaker and practice any time, any place, totally for free?

Enter Tandem, where you can speak any language.

On Tandem, there are over 5 million people having fun and learning 150+ languages together in more than 2500 combinations. Learn Latvian, improve your Indonesian, or even practice Persian all in the same app. You can even learn sign language on Tandem!

Learners have been using the scientifically proven Tandem learning method for decades, where two people meet in person to teach each other their native languages. The Tandem app is the first to bring the conversation exchange experience to everyone with a smartphone.

You used to have to travel to really put your language skills to use. Now all you need is a iPhone or iPad, an internet connection, and a sense of adventure.

So how does it work?

Select the language(s) you want to learn during registration
Get matched with partners that align with your language goals
Share topics with our learning community to find partners that share your interests
‘Follow’ your partners to make sure you never miss a chance to practice
Leave reviews to recommend your partner
Enhance your practice with Tandem Tutors, certified language instructors who can offer professional 1-to-1 video chat lessons

Improving your language skills is easy and fun with conversation exchange! On Tandem, you can instant message, send voice clips, share pictures and chat via video with your friends. Enjoy smart messaging features like in-app translation (powered by Google Translate) and correction, with games to help you with your video language exchange.

It’s as simple as that: Tandem brings speaking foreign languages to everyone, anytime, anyplace.

What are you waiting for? Download Tandem and speak any language today.

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In-app purchase:
Upgrade to Tandem Pro today to reach your language goals at lightspeed! A Tandem Pro subscription gives you access to premium features, including:
- Unlimited translations
- Members near me
- Profile visitor insights
- Profile verification and badge
- No ads

You can subscribe to Tandem Pro for just $2.92 per month (1 year), $3.99 per month (3 months) or $6.99 per month (1 month). Once purchased, subscriptions renew automatically, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current payment period. Within 24 hours before the subscription period ends, you will be charged through your iTunes account. You can manage your subscriptions in your App Store or iTunes account settings at any time after subscribing.

Permissions: Tandem uses the camera so you can add profile pictures, send picture messages and video chat. Tandem uses the microphone so you can send audio messages and have calls. Tandem allows you to add profile pictures from your library and send picture messages. You can also Invite friends from your address book to Tandem.

Licences: Tandem is licenced by the Tandem Fundazioa (

What's New

Version 2.9.91

We’re always working on improving our app for our lovely language learners! You can now access the Tandem blog directly from the My Profile screen and get all the latest news from Tandem HQ

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.2K Ratings
2.2K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

We love improving our knowledge of other languages by talking to native speakers. But it’s not always easy to find friends fluent in German, Korean, or Icelandic. Tandem’s global community connects pre-screened learners and tutors through text and video chats, and it covers just about every spoken and written language—including Klingon, Dothraki, and Emoji. 👍🏼😊!

theclarest ,

Good app, with some improvements it will be great!

I only downloaded the app just today, so maybe that's not long enough to judge it, but I'm thinking of these things now. I really love having live conversations with people all over the world! I am mostly talking to people from the Spanish speaking world, but I can't figure out how to also search for and start a conversation with someone who speaks a different language (because I also want to improve my Korean). I have enjoyed my short text conversations, but I haven't used the video calls yet because of my schedule. Another problem I have with the app is that it has limited translation abilities, which I guess can be a good thing so you don't rely too heavily on built in translation, but sometimes it helps to move a conversation along faster if you can look up a word rather than ask "Cómo se dice "..." en inglés?" each time you don't know something. This app also has an option to play a language game with someone who is also active on the site at the moment, but it always says "connection failed" when I try to play a game, even over a strong wifi signal.

If these small things are fixed, I'll definitely change my rating!

djdkdkkddk ,

Pretty good as language exchange apps go

Does have all the normal problems of language exchange sites, namely that it doesn't give enough prompting to start interesting conversations and you have to do all the work if you want to actually find practice buddies. I would love it if there were better search options, like self-assignable tags that allow you to search for people with similar interests.

The existing search options also shouldn't be so limiting. I personally prefer to talk to non-natives learning the same languages as me because it's less intimidating. Also the "only show natives" and "only show perfect match" buttons shouldn't be mutually inclusive.

I think the thing I dislike the most is the topic prompts. Almost everybody uses the dumb autogenerated topics like "I can teach you German grammar" or "Let's talk about what it means to be human", even if they have no interest in talking about that. It's a nice idea in concept but I think it at least needs more interesting, relatable prompts, and if possible just more incentivizing to customize your profile in general might go a long way towards more interesting conversations.


Tripod Technology GmbH
192.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© Tripod Technology GmbH
In-App Purchases
  1. Tandem Pro - 1 month $6.99
  2. Tandem Pro - 1 month $6.99
  3. Tandem Pro - 1 year $34.99


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